Dennis Turner

Weekend Daybreak Anchor/Mississippi Reporter

Dennis Turner has very diverse responsibilities at News Channel 3.

During the week, Dennis is the DeSoto County reporter and on weekends he co-anchors and produces Saturday and Sunday Daybreak.

Dennis was born just a few hours north of Memphis in Southern Illinois.

He grew up in south Florida and attended the University of Miami.

Dennis began his television career in Miami as an anchor for a program on the PBS station WLRN and later at WTVJ, Florida's first TV station and a CBS affiliate, where he held a variety of positions. He then moved to WINK in Fort Myers where he won awards for spot news and feature reporting.

Dennis joined News Channel 3 as a reporter in 1987 and later headed west to Los Angeles to work for CNN and FNN. He rejoined News Channel 3 in 1991.

When Dennis isn't working, you can find him in the gym. He is a runner and participates in many 5K, 10K and triathalons each year.

When asked what he likes best about living in the Memphis area, Dennis says "It's big enough to have all the good things you'd hope to find in a GREAT place to live...plus you can still drive across town in less than an hour!"

Recent Articles

  • New Mississippi Bill Would Put Justice In Judge’s Hands

    Posted on: 4:54 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 05:28pm, March 18, 2014

    Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is expected to sign a bill passed by both houses of the legislature that would bring big changes to the state’s criminal justice system.
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  • DeSoto Supervisors Outlaw E-Cigarettes in County Buildings

    Posted on: 3:05 pm, March 17, 2014, by , updated on: 03:49pm, March 17, 2014

    E-cigarettes have grown in popularity, because most people find them healthier and safer than regular tobacco products but not all are so sure
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  • DeSoto Road Widening Concerns Neighbors

    Posted on: 2:58 pm, March 17, 2014, by , updated on: 03:54pm, March 17, 2014

    Major Changes are ahead for several important DeSoto County roads. It’s all due to the area’s high growth and the arrival of a new interstate highway

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  • Mississippi Teacher Pay Raise In Danger

    Posted on: 2:46 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 05:11pm, March 12, 2014

    The Mississippi House of Representatives today voted down a bill that would give teachers across the state a $3500 pay raise
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  • Renewed Effort By Police To Find Missing Mississippi Girl

    Posted on: 2:42 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 05:53pm, March 12, 2014

    Law officers across the area say they’re putting extra effort today into finding Myra Lewis
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  • UPDATE: Memphis Police Say Little Girl At Motel Wasn’t Missing 2-Year-Old

    Posted on: 5:35 pm, March 11, 2014, by , and , updated on: 03:45pm, March 12, 2014

    Investigators swarmed the motel Tuesday and the FBI was alerted after three people thought a little girl there might be Myra Lewis
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  • Mississippi Secretary Of State Offers Free Rides To Obtain Voter ID

    Posted on: 4:29 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 06:31pm, March 11, 2014

    Mississippi leaders say they’re doing everything they can to make the state’s controversial voter ID law, as non-controversial as possible.
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  • DeSoto Officials Question Need For New Judge

    Posted on: 3:26 pm, March 10, 2014, by , updated on: 06:04pm, March 10, 2014

    County discounts need for more judges

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  • Olive Branch Resolution Causes School Concerns

    Posted on: 3:22 pm, March 10, 2014, by , updated on: 04:36pm, March 10, 2014

    If you think the school dispute between Shelby County and its suburbs has been explosive, wait until you hear what’s happening in DeSoto County.
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  • SWAT Team Takes Over Neighborhood

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 05:38pm, March 5, 2014

    The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team takes over a Nesbit neighborhood, for practice.
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  • Cooperative Project Aims To Smooth Goodman Traffic

    Posted on: 2:57 pm, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 06:29pm, March 5, 2014

    DeSoto County leaders are taking aim at their traffic problems that will also bring other benefits
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  • Hernando Promises Fix For Cemetery Problems

    Posted on: 4:08 pm, March 4, 2014, by , updated on: 05:29pm, March 4, 2014

    The city-owned Hernando Memorial Park has has some problems recently with clerical and operational mistakes.
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